Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Education: Thinking & Information

If the education ministry takes the view that pieces of information are to be acquired by students from institutions and then applied to their future workplace in order to earn a living, then the education policy is in deep trouble.

Knowledge consists of three major components:
Ability to define issues and problems clearly
Ablility to think objectively, rationally and clearly
Ability to propose simple solutions.

The way of looking at things could be logically or non-logically but not illogically.
The ability to think creatively requires courage.
Information just provides background to the issues.

Students with the ability to think stand at the forefront of knowledge and warriors of modernisation. Their teachers should stand behind the students, not the other round.

Well, it's quite another matter about telling people what to do.

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